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Most powerful power supply for an 8800 gt?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Magdylite, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Magdylite

    Magdylite Member

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    I'm tight on money but I will need a power supply. Can someone point me to some affordable ones?
     
  2. Magdylite

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    **OOOPS. Not most powerful but most affordable
     
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    It's not really the amount of watts that's most important, it's the brand.
     
  6. REAM

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    brand, efficiency, and AMPs.

    i would not settle, even for the lowliest of PCs, for anything less than the corsair VX 450
     
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    Agreed. Although for a proper PC I'd go for the HX 520W, it just seems like a better design to me.
     
  8. funky22

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    just buy some of well known manufactures like zalman,silverstone,ultra,thermaltake and dont go below 600w just to be on safe side
     
  9. REAM

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    you will never need 600 untill you go Xfire/SLI and OCing a Q6850 to the max.
     
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    i'll rather buy a 650W incase you're SLIing or overclocking your CPU...more watts is better than not enough...
     
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    my only problem with the PSU's is this. yes finding the proper wattage and brand is easy. Getting a PSU with the recommended voltage to amps is difficult. Although an 8800 can run without the getting the proper amps i wouldnt recommend it mainly becuase its such a beafy card.
     
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    yeah true, but what is the amps for the card?...and does anyone know what is the site that helps you calculate the amount of power need to run the computer?
     
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    lol...that PSU sounds great..but i don;t like the "worse design"...it does look bad...
     
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    The HX is better than the VX, I'd always go with that, but food for thought. My PC on full load pulls 250W from the mains, so uses perhaps 200-210W at DC. Hardly seems a lot does it?
     
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    yeah...but the specs they always recommend higher watts just to make sure theres enough power
     
  17. REAM

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    a VX450 will run any non SLI xfire, system fine, even with a C2Q, but allas, i think OCing might take it overboard.
     
  18. GTR35

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    well i think i'll get a 650w or even a 700w just to be on the safe side...

    what 650w or 700w does anyone suggest...cheap tho
     
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    That 520 watt that sammorris first posted is just fine. Its what im using right now. Runs great..
     
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    *edit*

    weird double post..
     
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